The call came out earlier this morning for folks to post the hashtag #AvengersAssemble, and Assemble we did!
As a response to the quick outpouring of Avengers love, we have a brand-spanking new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check it out on Fandango now! and embedded on YouTube below:
Marvel Studios proves once again they have their finger on the pulse of what geeks and general audiences want. The lead up to Avengers: Age of Ultron has been perfect, and with Marvel riding the huge waves of Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s tough to consider a moment that this film doesn’t succeed on every level possible.
My fascination for Hot Toys was initially sparked by their G.I. Joe: Retaliation releases, but it has started to spill over into Marvel cinematic product as well. I don’t own many of them, but the few that I do are some of my most treasured items. The sculpting and detail work, not to mention the actor likenesses and the craftsmanship of the clothing are second to none.
Over on their Facebook Page, Hot Toys has revealed some product images from bloggers who already have the Days of Future Past Wolverine 1:6th scale figure in hand, and these images are simply mind blowing.
I’ve mirrored a handful below, but you can find much more over on Facebook, and if you dig the looks of this figure as much as I do, hit up the Pre-Order on Sideshow Collectibles. Wow.
I guess I’ve been a bit out of the loop because I didn’t even realize these were a thing, but apparently HiYa Toys has been working on a 1:18 scale Aliens line, and they are in mid-production for a series of Colonial Marines and a Power Loader to go with it!
Over on their Facebook page, they have shown the first look at these two new items, and the Colonial Marine looks to be nicely articulated, though the details are a bit sparse in unpainted plastic.
You can order the HiYa Toys Alien figures from Big Bad Toy Store, and I’d imagine upcoming product can be found there as well, when available.
Keep watching them on Facebook for the latest info.
I’ve been a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fan off and on since its inception in the 80s, and there were many a times that Skeletor and Beast Man stood side by side with Snake Eyes and Rock n Roll on my dresser next to my bed. So, needless to say, I am looking forward to seeing what might come of this latest film venture, which has been in what feels like development hell for the past several years.
If Columbia Studios vice president DeVon Franklin is any indication, however, we may be drawing a few steps closer to reality.
Last night, he Tweeted a reply to someone, including what appears to be concept art for a new Battle Cat. It’s a very film-esque look at He-Man’s mighty steed with some updated armor, and I have to say, I’m really digging it. This is a very early glimpse, but the gritty fantasy look of the concept art is really appealing to me and seems quite a step away from the flashier, campier sci-fi look of earlier iterations.
I’ll certainly be looking forward to see what comes of this. Check out the embedded Tweet below.
I think it’s safe to say that most of you reading this site are like me, and are kids of the 80s, and self proclaimed “geeks”. The world we live in today is almost a haven for geekdom, with blockbuster movies based on our favorite comic books, the Star Wars universe continuing in theaters and on television screens, and with pop culture almost becoming synonomous with all of the things we love.
And I love talking about those things.
Heck, I could start a whole new site to talk about the new upcoming Daredevil Netflix series! :)
So, you may see some of this stuff start being interspersed among my regular G.I. Joe news. I will endeavor to not water down anything that I discuss in regards to G.I. Joe, but I feel like I need an outlet to talk about these other things, and frankly, I think the site needs to talk about some of these other things to continue its growth. G.I. Joe is still my first love, of course, but it’s not my only love.
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Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their controversial run!